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The search begins

Now that Simon Cowling has been installed as the Dean of Wakefield Cathedral, he is officially no longer our Rector, and we are able to begin the search for his replacement. The first step in that process was the so-called ‘Section 11 Meeting’, when representatives of the Diocese met with the PCC. The meeting agreed the contents of the ‘Parish Profile’, a document that sets out in great detail everything that an incumbent might want to know about the Priory, and elected churchwardens Matt Hey and Paul Middleton as parish representatives who, together with Bishop Helen-Ann of Ripon and our patron the Duke of Devonshire, will constitute the interview panel. The timetable that is now in place envisages interviews taking place towards the end of November.